Attitudes to paying for online news | Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
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While consumers are increasingly prepared to pay for online services, news is seen as less valuable than entertainment apps like Netflix and Spotify, according to a new report... consumers may be more interested in paying for experiences that aggregate multiple news brands and perspectives than for any single brand... the widespread availability …

Is my Medium membership worth it? – John Metta – Medium
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A few people have asked me recently whether my Medium membership is worth it... We’re trying to fight the dark forces of advertising that are destroying our minds and democracy.

Ev Williams on Medium’s Spotify-ish future, why publishers left, and why he changed his mind about ads » Nieman Journalism Lab

the future that Medium founder and CEO Ev Williams sees ... doesn’t include advertising, not even the native advertising that was a key piece of Medium’s plan ... a Spotify-ish model that pools subscribers’ $5 monthly contributions and doles them out to a select group of creators based on how many “claps” the creators get... once they’re in the …

The Cost of a Clap
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A Mathematical Journey Into How Medium Payment [Probably] Works for Premium Authors

It's time to #pay4content
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It’s time to #pay4content, which is why I’m wearing The Oatmeal’s t-shirt and brandishing the YANSS book on Bondi beach. Next time you read and use something from an independent content creator (like I did for my #backfire post), find a way of supporting them.

Now on Medium: Daily Stories from Leading Publishers
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Since launching Medium membership, our primary focus has been on funding the creation of exclusive content ... to empower writers and publishers to produce original content directly for our paying members and earn money based on depth of reader engagement... we’re partnering with many publishers we love to bring you... curated selections from The…

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